Hetero submits application for biosimilar tocilizumab

May 5, 2021

ThePrint reported that Hetero Labs has submitted an application to start clinical trials and manufacture of biosimilar tocilizumab in India. Tocilizumab has been recommended for off-label use in the treatment of COVID-19 by the Indian Government, but has been subject to extreme shortages.  The product is manufactured by Roche and distributed in India by Cipla pharmaceuticals. It is not known whether Hetero has reached a licensing agreement with Roche.

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